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Posted on 21 May 2011 | 3,803 views
Splash Crash Will be Catastrophic Compared to Flash Crash Stock Market Plunge

One year after the “Flash Crash” that rattled the markets worldwide the Securities and Exchange Commission still has a long way to go to make sure such a major “Stock Market Plunge” doesn’t happen again, academics and other analysts said.

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Posted on 14 Apr 2011 | 10,749 views
The Financial Bank Panic of 1907

After the demise of the second bank, state-chartered and uncharted “free banks” took root and these banks issued their own notes, redeemable in gold or silver. Though the National Banking Act, passed in 1863, tried to provide a measure of currency stability, bank runs and financial panics remained common into the early 20th century.